Tag Archives: Medicare

Protecting Yourself From Long-Term Care Costs

The cost of healthcare has been a big topic in the media for many years now.  But a big part of healthcare that doesn't get talked about very much is long-term care.  Long-term care is part of healthcare, but it's not really medical care.  It's for people who need help with the activities of daily…
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401K Contribution Limit For 2013

Get ready to save some more money!  For the second year in a row, the IRS has increased the 401K contribution limit by $500.  In 2013 the 401K contribution limit will be $17,500, pre-tax.  For 2012 the limit was $17,000, pre-tax.  Of course, your 401K contributions come out of your paycheck before you have taxes taken out.  This…
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Changes Ahead For Medicare Supplement & Medicare Advantage Plans

There are some major changes ahead for Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans.  Under the Affordable Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, hundreds of billions in scheduled cuts to Medicare Advantage subsidies are scheduled to take effect in 2013.  However, the Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that it will be $8.3 billion…
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The Perfect Storm – Part 3

Today’s tsunami in Samoa is much like the economic recession that we are in. The factors that caused it were like the earthquake. Once that happens, the wave is coming, and there is nothing that will stop it.
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